Publicist Denies T.O. Attempted Suicide, Says He Was Unresponsive Because of Sleeping Pills
On Thursday we shared a report that said Terrell Owens‘ assistant believed he was attempting suicide when she called 911 to report he had overdosed on prescription pills. T.O.’s publicist emailed LBS later in the day to deny the report, making it clear that he did not attempt suicide. From her statement on the matter:
“NFL Wide Receiver, Terrell Owens absolutely did not attempt suicide nor did he attempt to overdose on pills on October 6, 2011. Reports released today claiming he did are completely false and were made in relation to a 911 call his assistant made that evening. The facts are that she arrived at his home that evening after he had already taken a sleeping aid to fall asleep. He was unresponsive because of this. Unaware that he had taken a sleeping aid prior to her arrival, his assistant became concerned and decided to call 911. When the ambulance and police arrived, Owens was responsive and was not held in the hospital. Reports released with the 911 call today are misleading and not factual.
As one can see from his workout televised this past Tuesday, he is strong both mentally and physically as well as 100% focused on playing football.”
You’ve heard both sides of the story, so it’s up to you to decide what to believe. As Spike Eskin wrote to us on Twitter, “Four pills isn’t much of a suicide attempt. Unless they’re rat poison pills with razor blades.”